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Sports

Super Bowl props galore, but some of best offshore

The Super Bowl prop bet craze was kicked off in Las Vegas in 1986, when oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro gave gamblers at the old MGM Grand the chance to wager on whether William “The Refrigerator” Perry would score a touchdown in Super Bowl XX.

Entertainment

What’s the worst Super Bowl halftime show of the last decade?

Katy Perry will perform the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Sunday with guest Lenny Kravitz and an unnamed ‘old-school’ female singer. As the most watched halftime show all year, it got us thinking about previous Super Bowl halftime performances and who shined on the big stage… or, uh, didn’t.

Business

AT&T opens new concept store in Las Vegas

AT&T opened a new concept store in Las Vegas this week — one of the first 50 in the U.S. What sets the AT&T store at 710 E. Flamingo Road apart from the other conventional retail stores is the open design, lifestyle “zones” and community tables where customers can experience and play with the different technology.

Nation and World

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Plant seeds for UNLV medical school

The Las Vegas Valley has a growing population of more than 2 million, yet the only allopathic medical school in the state is 450 miles away in Reno, a city with a population of about 234,000.

EDITORIAL: President going after middle-class money

Drilling “the rich” with ever-higher taxes is problematic because there aren’t nearly enough wealthy people to pay for everything government wants. President Barack Obama finally has figured this out. But instead of reining in government, he tried to go where the big money is: the middle class.

Life

Curb flights of fancy when planning nursery

Few things in life are as exciting as having a baby on the way. When you’re ready to decorate the nursery, though, it’s a good idea to emphasize practicality over thrilling designs and fanciful color schemes. Concentrating on the needs of your infant — especially a first child — will ensure that everything is in place and looks great when your bundle of joy arrives.

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